Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Technique challenge

Hello everyone!  This week at Sugar Creek Hollow we were challenged to either use lace or make our own faux lace on a card.  I chose to use some lace that I had on hand.  It was an old, stained tablecloth that I decided would be fine to cut up.  I paired it with some beautiful flocked paper and used the Eastern Bluebird which I LOVE!  There is also a bow made from Tracy's famous country crinkle ribbon.   I wanted this one to look really authentic so I googled Eastern Bluebirds and tried to copy the colors from an actual photo of one.  I'm pleased with how it turned out.  Now I know that a real bluebird doesn't have sparkles (thanks to stickles) on it's wings but I have trouble making a card without at least some sparkle so I chose to go with it! 

Please be sure to check out all of the other projects that the rest of the SCH design team members have created!  There is so much inspiration to be had out there.  

and...hey!  If you play along with the challenge let me know!  I'd love to check out your creation!  To play along simply go over to the STORE and download one of their FREEBIES.  Link your card, and leave us a comment that you have done so. Your card or project MUST have LACE and must be a Sugar Creek Hollow image. The winner will be notified via email and gets a free Digi Stamp of your choice from the store.  Good luck!

Card makings:
Bluebird image: Sugar Creek Hollow
Country Crinkle Ribbon: SCH
Border Punch: EK Success
Flocked Paper: Anna Griffin
Paper flower
Copic markers
Pearl strand
Corner flourish: Cuttlebug
Heart punch


Heide said...

This is so very pretty! Your coloring is fantastic and what beautiful lace.

jonim52 said...

Your card is gorgeous! Great details.

Donna Moore said...

My dear teammate, this is elegantly stunning! You have nailed that blue bird to perfection and I think you are allowed to take some artistic license with the glitter. It adds just the right amount oomph(sp) to draw the eye to this handsome bird. Such a lovely, lovely piece of art!!

Cec said...

Absolutely fabulous. Your bluebird is so nicely coloured and I love the layout. Now I know what to do with the lace tablecloth my MIL insisted I had to have when we got married even though it doesn't go with any decor we have ever had. She lives 2000 miles away in a nursing home so she will never know - shhh.

Sharon Basel said...

Well I'm just flabbergasted at the beauty of this card I just don't know where to begin! This is gorgeous-such wonderful layering and detail! The flocked paper adds great dimension here and your bird is colored so perfectly-looks real! You have such talent and creativity Renee - I am giddy with anticipation of your work every week!

Mary Duffek said...

Beautiful job! Love your color choice and all of your layers. Makes for a perfect creation. Great job.

Primitive Paper said...

Oh my goodness Renee, your coloring technique on the bird is spot on!!! It looks like it could fly right off the page!!! I love your soft colors you have chosen to compliment this pretty bird. Well done!

Julie said...

This card is so beautiful. You did a fantastic job coloring the bird; so soft and lovely. Gorgeous!


marsha said...

Renee, this is just the most gorgeous artwork! I'm just looking at your fabulous bird - so life like! Your colors are so complimentary and love the flocked paper and lace - so many gorgeous textures!

Nancy said...

The flocked paper is just amazing!! And, I do the same thing when coloring in most the google I go!! You did a fabulous job!

Dawn Edwards said...

Renee This card is just stunning. I love how soft and elegant it is. The flocked paper was a perfect choice and the stickles on the bird was a great touch. Every element of this card is perfect and perfectly placed.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is Stunning Renee! Love the blue and white and the bird is so pretty!. Beautiful card!